Nearly a year after finally debuting, K-pop star Somi is back with a dancy new song, “What You Waiting For." The music video, which racked up two million views in just five hours, is like a retro teen movie through a K-pop filter, packed with enviable beauty moments.
Not only did Somi show off her new bronde hair, she also took on several alter egos, which were later listed in the credits, including Hotel Somi, Singer Somi, and Dress Somi, alongside variations of her name. Here's a peek at six of my favorite beauty moments Somi tried out.
1. Blushing Base
Although Somi's outfits had completely different aesthetics — she even slipped on a blunt bob wig for Hotel Somi — all of her makeup looks were stunningly cohesive. Somi's flushed, coral cheeks and mochi skin stayed consistent with each one, and her lip color was in the same soft-pink shade range through the video.
Room Somi's beauty look was the base for the others. I love how the blush was brought up high above the apples of her cheeks and swept along her lower lash lines. In other scenes, you could catch the same color on her eyes too. Her hair, on the other hand, was styled in tousled waves, seen on a couple of other Somis.
2. Bedazzled Blue Liner
Metallic silver accents were also a fun thread throughout the alter egos. For her '80s homecoming queen look, a sequence of rectangular turquoise gems glued along Somi’s lash line led to razor-sharp flicks. I love how the gems caught the light in the same way her shimmery dress did.
3. Sword Hair
If you blinked, you might have missed the silver element in Somi's green dress look. A tiny sword was threaded through a looped half-up style. The next time I have anywhere to go (and get my hands on a small, blunt sword), I need to style my hair like this and wield the weapon anytime someone disrespects my social distancing.
4. Graphic Glitter Lids
Singer Somi had a dress and eyelids like disco balls. Silver glitter was smoothed all over her eyes and framed by graphic liner. I suggest experimenting with a similar look with Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust.
5. Diamond Part
I'm not sure which Somi this is, but according to me, it's Joan of Arc Somi. Her makeup was similar to Singer Somi's with foil-like silver lids with black liquid liner drawn on the outer corners. The coup de grâce is her twinkling diamond headpiece that flows from her middle part. It plays off Jennie's jeweled strands in Blackpink's "How You Like That" music video.
6. High Pony and Fine Liner
As Room Somi looks into her bathroom mirror, we're introduced to this sassy Somi. Her high ponytail was perfectly paired with ultrathin cat eyes. The liner was also etched along her lower lashes and into points at the inner corners. A liner with a fine tip, like the Best of Beauty Award-winning Shiseido MicroLiner Ink Eyeliner, can help you recreate it.
You can watch "What You Waiting For" below, and pick your own beauty highlights.
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